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Corporate tax dodging costs Zambia $3 billion a year

21 October 2015 - 12:00am

Zambia is losing $3 billion a year from corporate tax dodging according to a new report launched by War on Want. The sum is equivalent to nearly twice Zambia’s spending on health and education. It's time George Osborne investigated the UK companies at the heart of this global extortion racket.

Colombian trade unionist confronts BP at British Museum

12 October 2015 - 12:00pm

War on Want join forces with theatrical group ‘BP or not BP?’ in protest at the British Museum’s sponsorship deal with BP and the oil giant’s alleged involvement in human rights abuses in Colombia.

Free trade deals set to ravage Europe’s public services

11 October 2015 - 8:15pm

Public services in the EU are under threat from trade agreements that could endanger citizens’ rights to basic services like water, health and energy for the sake of corporate profits, according to a new report released today by an international group of NGOs and trade unions.

Three million people across Europe demand end to secret trade deals

7 October 2015 - 12:15am

A 3 million signature petition against TTIP, the EU-US trade deal, is being handed in to the European Commission in London and Brussels today.

Palestine: People won’t be silenced by boycott bans

6 October 2015 - 5:00pm

The government's latest move is a callous and anti-democratic attempt to clamp down on BDS.

Drones Week of Action 2015

2 October 2015 - 3:45pm

Drones are indiscriminate weapons of war responsible for thousands of civilian deaths. 

War on Want to join 'No to Austerity' Manchester march

2 October 2015 - 12:00pm

War on Want says ‘No to Austerity, Yes to Workers’ Rights’ march. We reject the government's attack on trade unions, workers’ rights and public services. 

Italian NGO complaint on McDonald's tax practices

1 October 2015 - 2:30pm

Response to Movimento Difesa dei Consumatori e da Cittadinanzattiva raising complaint about McDonald's tax practices in Italy:

Owen Espley, Senior Economic Justice Campaigner, said:

"People are rightly angered by McDonald’s shady tax affairs.  It is a scandal that while public services across Europe are being cut, this high street company continues to dodge taxes to the tune of 1 billion euros.

Glencore: Putting profit before people and planet

30 September 2015 - 2:30pm

From the Philippines to Zambia, Glencore has a reputation as a fly-by-night company that doesn’t pay its fair share of taxes, damages the environment and rides roughshod over people and communities.

Civil society groups reject CETA deal

25 September 2015 - 10:15am

Civil society groups on both sides of the Atlantic will today reject the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a major new trade and investment agreement signed one year ago in Ottawa after secret negotiations between Canada and the European Commission (EC).

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